Fall One Day Class!
September 20, 2016
Mark your calendars, the fall communication for the Valley of Boston officially has a date! Saturday, October 29, 2016, will be the Grand Master’s Class for the Valley. The day will see degree work from all four Scottish Rite bodies, and will be the last opportunity of 2016 for brethren from your blue lodge to join the Valley!
 
The day will begin with a light breakfast before breaking into the morning’s degree work. The day is open to all Scottish Rite brethren, and you are encourage…

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Fall Reunion Namesake: Harvey J. Waugh
September 19, 2016
The Valley’s Fall Reunion is coming up in just a few weeks and is named in honor of our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Harvey J. Waugh. We have all seen Most Worshipful Waugh serve our fraternity diligently over the past three years. However, how many of us know the real history of our Grand Master?
 
Born in Winthrop, MA, Waugh was raised in Melrose and educated in the Melrose school system. He served in the United States Navy, being commissioned an Ensign in 1964. In 1968,…

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Membership Update
September 19, 2016
The Valley of Boston has several committees of dedicated brethren that are always hard at work, either planning great events for our members, or working on how to increase our ranks. One of these dedicated groups is the Membership Committee, which is composed of several dedicated brethren. Over the past few months they have been busy building several new programs which they are now ready to share with all of us!
 
The Engagement Subcommittee has begun to pilot the Valley's …

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Fall Reunion Details!
September 19, 2016
The Fall Reunion for the Valley of Boston is not far off and will be a fantastic day for the Rite. The Grand Master’s Class is named in honor of Most Worshipful Harvey J. Waugh. The Class will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016, and will be the last opportunity of 2016 to have brethren from your blue lodge join the Valley of Boston!
 
The day will start at 6:30AM with the registration of candidates and a breakfast for all those in attendance. Boston Lafayette …

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Top Five Masonic Presidents: William McKinley
September 18, 2016
Continuing our list of our Top Five Masonic Presidents, is the twenty-fifth man to sit in the Oval Office: Bro. William McKinley! Born in 1843 in Niles, Ohio, Bro. McKinley was the son of William and Nancy McKinley. William McKinley, Sr. operated iron foundries throughout the state of Ohio in Canton, Poland, Niles, and New Lisbon. In 1852, the McKinley family moved to Poland, Ohio where McKinley graduated in 1859. Following his schooling, Bro. McKinley enrolled in Allegheny College i…

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Degrees Around New England!
September 19, 2016 to December 31, 2016
The new masonic year has officially started and there are plenty of new opportunities to fill your Scottish Rite passport! The Valley of Boston performs two one day classes a year with each body performing at least one degree. However, you may be wondering where you can find the other degrees you need to fill your passport. The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction is vast, but it is not so large that it makes traveling for degrees impossible. Here are all of the upcoming degrees around New...

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Six Flags Was A Success!
September 19, 2016 to October 28, 2016

The Valley’s 2016 Trip to Six Flags New England is officially behind us! On Saturday, August 27, more than 100 members of the Valley and their families made the trek out to Agawam, MA. With registration opening 10:30AM and concluding just before lunch, the volunteers certainly had their work cut out for them.
 
The day was filled with great weather, great food, and great fun as our members descended upon the massive amusement park!
From “The Goliath” to “The...

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